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Wayne L.

Phoenix, AZ

$55/hr

Science/Math/Teacher

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Background check passed as of 2/22/15

Science/Math/Teacher

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I am highly qualified and certified teacher in Arizona in the areas of secondary math, physics, and chemistry. I will work very hard for you and I am patient. I constantly look for feedback from tutoring students and make sure they leave a session knowing concepts! In addition I am a registered professional engineer OH and have extensive experience in all phases of engineering from my previous career.

Testimonials

"He Cares and He's Patient"

- Elisin, Paradise Valley, AZ on 5/4/14

"A patient and effective tutor "

- Cynthia, Chandler, AZ on 5/2/14

"Great Tutor - Especially for an "Excelling" Student!"

- Debi, Chandler, AZ on 5/2/14

"Explained Subject Matter Clearly"

- Eva, Phoenix, AZ on 3/10/14

"Outstanding Tutor with an Incredible Amount of Knowledge."

- Janet, Phoenix, AZ on 3/3/14

"Good tutor for reviewing all levels of algebra!"

- Alexa, Chandler, AZ on 1/19/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Subbarao, Tempe, AZ on 6/30/13

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Julie, Tempe, AZ on 6/27/13

"Very helpful and patient."

- Carol, Phoenix, AZ on 5/29/13

"Just what my son needed to suceed on his Physics final."

- Donna, Phoenix, AZ on 5/18/13

"Great tutor"

- Abdulrahman, Tempe, AZ on 1/26/13

"Excellent tutor, very well prepared"

- Christopher, Phoenix, AZ on 1/18/13

"Great and Patient Tutor!"

- Zarreen, Gilbert, AZ on 8/2/12

"Wayne L."

- Celeste, Scottsdale, AZ on 7/15/12

"Very Patient and a Great Tutor"

- Bimal, Chandler, AZ on 7/3/12

"Patient and able to connect easily"

- Savier, Phoenix, AZ on 7/1/12

"Great Tutor! Really helpful"

- Alex, Gilbert, AZ on 6/29/12

"Great Tutor"

- Amanda, Phoenix, AZ on 6/5/12

"Very Helpful!"

- Heather, Chandler, AZ on 12/2/11

"Very Good Job Wayne"

- Ramon, Chandler, AZ on 10/24/11

"Good at explaining"

- Aura, Tempe, AZ on 9/16/11

"Very positive tutor"

- Laura, Phoenix, AZ on 8/29/11

"Great Job"

- Carolyn, Phoenix, AZ on 8/25/11
Music:
Trumpet
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
ASVAB,
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

The ACT math test is written at a high school level and is used for admission to many colleges and universities across the country. As a tutor I can help you practice for this test and explain logic in order to solve problems.

ACT Science

I have extensive science education with a B.S. in engineering. In addition, I worked in research developing products and have three U.S. patents and several publications. I have taught science in the classroom, online, and tutor in physics and chemistry.

Algebra 1

This subject is for students taking first year Algebra. Algebra I includes topics such as factoring, graphing, polynomial operations, radicals, problem solving, and inequalities.

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 is second year Algebra and covers more advanced topics such as logarithms, solving log equations, radical equations, trigonometry of any angle and equations, and imaginary numbers.

ASVAB

The ASVAB test is used by the armed forces to determine eligibility for positions in the military. A minimum score to pass is dependent on the branch. The higher the score the more choices the prospective applicant has for placement.

I am retired military and not only scored in the 99th percentile on the AFQT, I scored in the 130 range for all parts of this test. I cannot guarantee the same results for you but I know what it takes to do well on it.

Calculus

A firm foundation in introductory calculus is necessary to understand even higher level math. I can explain concepts to you and also show you using various resources on the web and using a calculator for completing problems.

Elementary Math

I am certified in math including middle school and high school. I have tutored elementary math privately as well. With my advanced skills in math, I am able to teach students important concepts that will be crucial in later years.

Elementary Science

In addition to my high school certifications in math, physics, and chemistry, I have a state certification in middle-school science and completed my student teaching in middle school math and science!

Finite Math

My education (MBA) and experience includes graduate course work in business statistics, statistical data analysis, solving systems of equations using matrices, linear programming, and calculus. All of these topics are included in finite math.

Geometry

Geometry has been around for thousands of years! Study of this subject in itself is a foundation for higher level courses including calculus. Students are introduced to proofs and logic at this level. With practice, a student can reason out a given situation.

Physical Science

Physical science covers several subject areas such as physics, chemistry, and earth and space science and is a survey level course to build on higher level courses.

Physics

For the last ten years, I have teaching experience in physics including classroom, online, and private tutoring. I have worked with high school through 100 level university students. In addition, I have completed several graduate courses in physics education. I will teach you how to setup and solve problems confidently and to have a deeper appreciation for the subject!

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is a fundamental course to Algebra and includes topics such as prime factorization, fractions, exponents, and solving simple word problems.

Precalculus

Precalculus is the last course prior to taking calculus! Not only will I help you with doing problems on paper, but also I will show you some techniques using a graphing calculator to more fully master the material.

SAT Math

The SAT test is a national test used for admission to many colleges and universities across the country. The test is written at a high school level and you should be familiar with math up through geometry and data analysis. I can help you prepare for this exam by filling in any missing skills and explaining logic in an understandable way.

Trigonometry

Knowledge of trigonometry is essential to progressing onto higher level topics such as calculus. A firm understanding in Algebra 2 is required in order to solve trigonometric equations. Topics include right triangle trigonometry, trig for any angle, and inverse trig functions.

Trumpet

I have been playing trumpet for nearly 48 years. My career included studying jazz under Bobby Alston, and completion of the Army School of Music. I retired from playing in various Army bands from a 20+ year career. My career included performances for President George W. Bush, The Prince of Saudi Arabia, and at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In addition, I have played in various musicals, including the lead trumpet part for West Side Story. In teaching I have given lessons to several students in trumpet and emphasize proper breathing technique, reading, and interpretation to make the music come alive! I currently am playing with two musical groups.

Wayne’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Wayne. View all of Wayne’s resources

I often get requests for tutoring that are outside my radius of travel so I am considering offering lessons online. If you have a computer with a camera and a microphone then this might work for you. Please contact me for more information.  Go to http://www.wyzant.com/tutors/online  

Tutoring with me on a regular basis is beneficial in several ways. First, the regular contact keeps me "in sync" with what you are learning and provides valuable insight to each session. Not only is it easier for me to know what to expect when I come to tutor, but also it allows me to work on deeper levels of learning. According to Benjaimin Bloom1, learning has six levels. The lowest... read more

Although you do not specify what you need to understand about ionic bonding, the general topic is explained. Ionic bonding comes from ions. Ions are atoms that either gain electrons to become negatively charged call anions or positively charged atoms called cations. A simple example is sodium...

Ohio State University, Columbus
Ceramic Engineering
University of Phoenix
MBA

Education

Ohio State University, Columbus (Ceramic Engineering)

University of Phoenix (MBA)

He Cares and He's Patient — We can always contact Wayne right away when we need Physics tutoring for our daughter. He returns the calls or emails fast and also tries to work with us regarding times and location. He is patient, he cares about the student needs and looks for different ways to help her understand. Our daughter's grades and her understanding of Physics has improved a lot. We definitely recommend him. ...

— Elisin, Paradise Valley, AZ on 5/4/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wayne will travel within 5 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85044.


About Wayne

I am highly qualified and certified teacher in Arizona in the areas of secondary math, physics, and chemistry. I will work very hard for you and I am patient. I constantly look for feedback from tutoring students and make sure they leave a session knowing concepts! In addition I am a registered professional engineer OH and have extensive experience in all phases of engineering from my previous career.

Testimonials

"He Cares and He's Patient"

- Elisin, Paradise Valley, AZ on 5/4/14

"A patient and effective tutor "

- Cynthia, Chandler, AZ on 5/2/14

"Great Tutor - Especially for an "Excelling" Student!"

- Debi, Chandler, AZ on 5/2/14

"Explained Subject Matter Clearly"

- Eva, Phoenix, AZ on 3/10/14

"Outstanding Tutor with an Incredible Amount of Knowledge."

- Janet, Phoenix, AZ on 3/3/14

"Good tutor for reviewing all levels of algebra!"

- Alexa, Chandler, AZ on 1/19/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Subbarao, Tempe, AZ on 6/30/13

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Julie, Tempe, AZ on 6/27/13

"Very helpful and patient."

- Carol, Phoenix, AZ on 5/29/13

"Just what my son needed to suceed on his Physics final."

- Donna, Phoenix, AZ on 5/18/13

"Great tutor"

- Abdulrahman, Tempe, AZ on 1/26/13

"Excellent tutor, very well prepared"

- Christopher, Phoenix, AZ on 1/18/13

"Great and Patient Tutor!"

- Zarreen, Gilbert, AZ on 8/2/12

"Wayne L."

- Celeste, Scottsdale, AZ on 7/15/12

"Very Patient and a Great Tutor"

- Bimal, Chandler, AZ on 7/3/12

"Patient and able to connect easily"

- Savier, Phoenix, AZ on 7/1/12

"Great Tutor! Really helpful"

- Alex, Gilbert, AZ on 6/29/12

"Great Tutor"

- Amanda, Phoenix, AZ on 6/5/12

"Very Helpful!"

- Heather, Chandler, AZ on 12/2/11

"Very Good Job Wayne"

- Ramon, Chandler, AZ on 10/24/11

"Good at explaining"

- Aura, Tempe, AZ on 9/16/11

"Very positive tutor"

- Laura, Phoenix, AZ on 8/29/11

"Great Job"

- Carolyn, Phoenix, AZ on 8/25/11

Education

Ohio State University, Columbus
Ceramic Engineering
University of Phoenix
MBA

Education

Ohio State University, Columbus (Ceramic Engineering)

University of Phoenix (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85044

Wayne’s Subjects

Music:
Trumpet
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
ASVAB,
SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Wayne’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Wayne. View all of Wayne’s resources

I often get requests for tutoring that are outside my radius of travel so I am considering offering lessons online. If you have a computer with a camera and a microphone then this might work for you. Please contact me for more information.  Go to http://www.wyzant.com/tutors/online  

Tutoring with me on a regular basis is beneficial in several ways. First, the regular contact keeps me "in sync" with what you are learning and provides valuable insight to each session. Not only is it easier for me to know what to expect when I come to tutor, but also it allows me to work on deeper levels of learning. According to Benjaimin Bloom1, learning has six levels. The lowest... read more

Although you do not specify what you need to understand about ionic bonding, the general topic is explained. Ionic bonding comes from ions. Ions are atoms that either gain electrons to become negatively charged call anions or positively charged atoms called cations. A simple example is sodium...


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